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[cover image]December 2009
Learning and skills at work - a guide for union reps
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In a new White Paper, Skills for growth, the government details its plans for government-funded learning and skills provision. This booklet informs union reps about the changes coming into force in 2010-11 which will affect learning and skills in the workplace, including new learning and training structures and the organisations reps may have to deal with when negotiating workplace learning opportunities.[More ...]

[cover image]November 2009
Employment tribunals - a guide for trade unionists
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Fuelled by the recession, the latest employment tribunal statistics for 2008- 2009 show unfair dismissal claims up by 22% and redundancy pay claims up by nearly one third. This booklet is designed to help union reps get a clear understanding of the key employment tribunal rules. It specifi es the claims that can be brought, sets out the requirements for submitting a claim, and includes time limits and qualifying service rules.[More ...]

[cover image]October 2009
Stress and mental health at work - a guide for union reps
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Stress is a major byproduct of the modern workplace and can lead to serious physical and mental health problems. This booklet aims to bring insights from mental health to the issue of stress and make the health and safety approach disability-sensitive. Its premise is that a trade union approach, emphasising solidarity and collective action, is necessary to successfully tackle stress and mental health at work.[More ...]

[cover image]September 2009
Contracts of employment - resisting changes
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When an organisation is not performing well employers may try to renege on contractual terms. As such, it is important to know how any attempted changes can be resisted. This booklet explains clearly and concisely the main elements of contract law, using illustrative case law examples throughout, as well as highlighting legal remedies for breach of contract.[More ...]

[cover image][47 pages] August 2009
Organising and bargaining in the downturn - a guide for unions
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Published with the TUC this essential booklet gives examples of the different kinds of strategic responses unions have adopted in the face of recession, including general bargaining strategies that can be used when terms and conditions are under threat. There is a particular focus on wage freezes and pay cuts, layoffs and short-time working, redundancy and pensions. Plus the legal position regards these developments is explained using case law examples where appropriate.[More ...]

[cover image]July 2009
Health and safety law 2009
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Health and safety law 2009 provides a fully updated guide to UK law on health and safety at work. It includes information about changes to regulations and new guidance issued in the past year, as well as details of important court cases on asbestos, stress, union safety training, manual handling, work equipment and working time breaks.[More ...]

[cover image]June 2009
Unions and climate change - the case for union environment reps
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This booklet contains new research on the positive role played by unions in tackling global warming and makes a powerful case for workplace union environment reps. It showcases mounting evidence of the action unions and reps are taking to tackle climate change and reveals how they are making a substantial contribution towards cutting carbon emissions across the UK.[More ...]

[cover image]May 2009
Law at work 2009
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Law at work 2009 is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to employment legislation in force up to May 2009. Written in clear language, LRD's popular, annually updated guide provides the information to help establish your rights in the workplace, giving details of the relevant law and summaries of important cases.[More ...]

[cover image]April 2009
Disciplinary and grievance procedures - a guide for union reps
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This booklet incorporates guidance from the revised Acas Code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures, supplementing it with points to consider and questions to ask of those conducting disciplinary and grievance hearings. It is designed to give union reps the information they need to provide support, advice and guidance to employees involved in a disciplinary or grievance process.[More ...]

[cover image]March 2009
State benefits and tax credits 2009
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LRD's annual guide to state benefits and tax credits provides clearly written information for claimants and lay advisers. It sets out who is eligible, how much is payable, how to claim and where to get further advice. This edition includes updated details about Employment and Support Allowance, Local Housing Allowance and other benefit changes.[More ...]

[cover image]February 2009
Redundancy law - a guide for union reps
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During the current recession it is crucial that reps know about redundancy law and associated workers' rights. This booklet presents the law on redundancy in a clear and concise manner. It explains how to handle a redundancy situation, including consultation rights, and makes extensive illustrative use of case law to explain how the legislation is interpreted.[More ...]

[cover image]January 2009
Case law at work - 5th edition
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This is the fifth edition of Case law at work, the LRD'S unique source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries and updates of important cases decided by the appeal courts, many of which are not contained in other legal guides. It is published as a companion to our annual best-seller Law at work[More ...]
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